[gentoo-user] workaround for defective LOGITECH mouse.

2018-11-11 Thread Alan Grimes
My over-expensive logitech mouse has a MAJOR switch "bounce" issue on button #0 and is double clicking about 45% of everything causing major pain here. Any workaround on the software side possible? ie "disregard event if < 15ms from previous."? -- Please report bounces from this address to

[gentoo-user] What's with KDE?

2018-11-02 Thread Alan Grimes
I have not seen KDE add a single feature or even fix a single bug (while letting new bugs pile up) in FIVE YEARS. They version bump their entire suite for no reason every five minutes but nothing gets even slightly better. KDE has'nt been worth anything since the QT4 cataclysm, 3.59 was pretty

[gentoo-user] Per-process-tree memory quotas?

2018-10-19 Thread Alan Grimes
Hey, guys I'm having trouble here. =\ 1. I have a stupifyingly vast amount of memory (32GB) 2. I'm hitting swap with nothing but a few browser windows with maybe a dozen tabs each, libreoffice, and maybe 6 console windows. I should not be using more than 2.5gb ram right now but I'm using 14.6gb,

[gentoo-user] Where be me icons?

2018-10-06 Thread Alan Grimes
=\ Because each update basically rebuilds the same three or four super-packages (libreoffice, chromium, the kde collection, etc) all of which are version bumped every 12 milliseconds just to annoy ppl like me, and because I had such a Good Time (tm) last SEVERAL times I tried to update, I decided

[gentoo-user] Trouble on the horizon!

2018-09-24 Thread Alan Grimes
Whatever SJWs touch, DIES. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5VvJiNUCIA https://itsfoss.com/linux-code-of-conduct/ https://lulz.com/linux-devs-threaten-killswitch-coc-controversy-1252/ -- Please report bounces from this address to a...@numentics.com Powers are not rights.

[gentoo-user] The memory gremlin

2018-08-09 Thread Alan Grimes
[resend, list was down...] I've been meditating on the memory gremlin on my system... The ram is Corsair, 3000mhz. (never had any problem with their sticks in any system ever.) Motherboard is an early release mini-ATX B350 board from Asus... Chip is a R7 1800X The pattern is: all cells test

[gentoo-user] Good news for once...

2018-07-30 Thread Alan Grimes
I guess I should mention that after the revdep rebuild and a kernel bump, everything's back, including steam. Anomalies noted: I think my memory gremlin is back, init took a dump and I had to reboot the machine, it wasn't scheduling the processeses I needed it to and it wouldn't clean up a

[gentoo-user] =|

2018-07-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Look, this system was installed when I went 64 bit back in 2010... I put a great deal more work than I should into keeping it running. I use Eclean-dist every time to purge dead packages. I've learned that this is a very important step, often more important than the actual update step... I just

Re: [gentoo-user] Steam is still BROKEN

2018-07-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Daniel Salas Rodriguez wrote: > On 07/29/2018 09:34 AM, Alan Grimes wrote: >> James Stevenson wrote: >>> I've migrated all of my gaming over to GOG. I kept some of the x86_32 >>> libraries from ~/.local/share/steam incase I need to add them to the >>> l

Re: [gentoo-user] Steam is still BROKEN

2018-07-29 Thread Alan Grimes
James Stevenson wrote: > I've migrated all of my gaming over to GOG. I kept some of the x86_32 > libraries from ~/.local/share/steam incase I need to add them to the > library path for launching some games but otherwise I've removed steam > from my PC. I've also set my video drivers to 32b in my

[gentoo-user] Steam is still BROKEN

2018-07-28 Thread Alan Grimes
A picture is beginning to emerge, after the reboot.. It did not give a usable error message so I had panicked and probably cleaned more than I should have... 73% chance the underlying issue was a graphics driver version bump that SHOULD have been clearly reported, but wasn't, the remaining

[gentoo-user] KDE: wtf

2018-07-27 Thread Alan Grimes
Kde is still broken here, I want to reboot before declaring Steam still dead... I read some vomit just now and it's like: ### -- Found PkgConfig: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-pkg-config (found version "0.29.2") -- Found XCB_XCB: /usr/lib/libxcb.so (found version

[gentoo-user] getting increasingly worried about this.

2018-07-25 Thread Alan Grimes
I'm now running my update script daily (on a SSD...) KDE is still profoundly broken. Steam still doesn't work. -- might be fixed by a reboot but can't reboot due to dependence on kde packages... Today I get [ebuild   R    ] dev-lang/spidermonkey-52.9.1_pre1:52::gentoo  USE="custom-cflags

[gentoo-user] correction: steam stalls

2018-07-23 Thread Alan Grimes
I had made a error when reporting my problem launching steam, I had a stalled steam launch that was causing the other launch to simply abort, steam does stall on load. I deleted my entire crufty old steam directory and am trying to run this virgin... # atg@tortoise ~ $

Re: [gentoo-user] Steam now not working too...

2018-07-23 Thread Alan Grimes
Okay, very good suggestions, still broken, that bootstrap.tar.gz must be broken too. =\ atg@tortoise ~ $ steam --reset Installing bootstrap /home/atg/.local/share/Steam/bootstrap.tar.xz Reset complete! [### edit ###] atg@tortoise ~ $ steam which: no gnome-terminal in

[gentoo-user] Steam now not working too...

2018-07-23 Thread Alan Grimes
KDE is still very very broken. Steam is almost 1/100th as bad as filezilla at pushing out stupid updates to their beta client, which is pretty awful, whereas filezilla is unbelievable... Anyway, their client now doesn't load: ## atg@tortoise ~ $ steam which: no gnome-terminal in

[gentoo-user] KDE and pulseaudio.

2018-07-16 Thread Alan Grimes
I haven't read all the vomit in /var/tmp/portage yet but the basic pattern seems to be: Pulseaudio makes some sensible yet incompatible upgrades -> kde was excessively intertwined with a beta version of pulseaudio -> all of KDE depended on that one library, -> all of KDE fails. I need Konsole,

[gentoo-user] evil ebuilds.

2018-07-11 Thread Alan Grimes
Portage seems to be fairly OK right now but these ebuilds are really really being evil... I've spent about half a day on this bullshit so I'm in a really fine mood right now. Here are my masks right now, much of my mask file is obsolete, these are the ones I've been working with today. # DIE,

[gentoo-user] vulkan development...

2018-05-08 Thread Alan Grimes
After playing Rise of The Tombraider using Vulkan on Gentoo I got inspired to try to poke with some source code. I downloaded vkQuake from github and tried to build it. It couldn't find ... Uh, where are the headers? What package are they in? =( -- Please report bounces from this address to

[gentoo-user] ETA on mono-ncurses snafu?

2018-03-24 Thread Alan Grimes
Hey, do we have an ETA yet on when mono will be compatible with the ncurses which was released six months ago? =\ -- Please report bounces from this address to a...@numentics.com Powers are not rights.

[gentoo-user] Nvidia-drivers,

2018-03-18 Thread Alan Grimes
Gentlemen, we have a problem... Okay, ~ a week ago there was a power outage at my place, everything goes down for a day or two. I had recently refreshed my UPS batteries, so I had a chance to put that into the circuit, no biggy. Since nobody will offer me a job, I was playing Kerbal space

[gentoo-user] mono and stale files.

2018-03-03 Thread Alan Grimes
I did some neglected maintenance on my system today, cleared a few things out I then manually went crawling around in /usr/lib/mono and found 2/3rds of the stuff there was from 2014 =\ I unmerged mono, deleted the entire directory, then reinstalled mono. My pathetic reward for doing that

Re: [gentoo-user] mono is broken,

2018-03-03 Thread Alan Grimes
J. Roeleveld wrote: > On Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:36:28 AM CET Alan Grimes wrote: >> I just emptytree built mono, still fails the test-install script, >> whatever that does... > It compiles just fine here. > IOW, it is not broken. Prove it, run mono-test-ins

[gentoo-user] mono is broken,

2018-03-03 Thread Alan Grimes
I just emptytree built mono, still fails the test-install script, whatever that does... -- Please report bounces from this address to a...@numentics.com Powers are not rights.

[gentoo-user] mono broken?

2018-03-01 Thread Alan Grimes
Hey, what should I do next to try to resolve this, I am pretty sure it's an install issue on my mono, haven't really tried to use it like this in years... As below, the "test install" tool tells me it's broken but doesn't give me any clue as to the next step. =( atg@tortoise

[gentoo-user] what gives with -O[x] in cflags?

2017-12-15 Thread Alan Grimes
I did not have -O3 in my cflags because A> most packages have an appropriate -O level set B> Some packages are sensitive to the optimization flag and will missbehave if set, C> letting the optimization level default to whatever should always be safe. -> therefore I did not have any optimization

[gentoo-user] list of miscellaneous FAIL

2017-12-15 Thread Alan Grimes
kdeinit: over-tight constraint to cmake version: ## -- Found XCB_XCB: /usr/lib/libxcb.so (found version "1.12") -- Found XCB: /usr/lib/libxcb.so (found version "1.12") found components:  XCB CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:51 (find_package):   Could not find a

[gentoo-user] Hall of FAIL.

2017-07-09 Thread Alan Grimes
Hey, I'm having some pretty dire FAIL issues with respect to a small but critical collection of packages... tortoise portage # tree -L 2 . ├── dev-libs │ ├── libcdio-0.94-r1 │ └── libcdio-paranoia-0.94_p1-r1 ├── media-libs │ └── opencv-3.1.0-r7 ├── media-video │ ├── ffmpeg-3.3.2 │ ├──

[gentoo-user] What gives with all these file collisions?

2017-06-02 Thread Alan Grimes
I'm trying to emptytree my system because GCC update because I need to reboot because Nvidia-drivers segfaulted and broke a 2-month endurance run on my new mobo of my number theory code, set to use 15 hyperthreads and 25gb of ram... I'm getting lots of package failures due to file collisions and

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Issues with AMD_IOMMU

2017-05-22 Thread Alan Grimes
Here's the grub command line I was using on my Phenom II on a 990FX board, I had only commented it out after upgrading to Ryzen #GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="check_enable_amd_mmconf amd_iommu=fullflush iommu=soft" -- Strange Game. The only winning move is not to play. Powers are not rights.

Re: [gentoo-user] Issues with AMD_IOMMU

2017-05-14 Thread Alan Grimes
Adam Carter wrote: > Tried kernels 4.10.13 and 4.11, with > CONFIG_GART_IOMMU=y > CONFIG_IOMMU_HELPER=y > CONFIG_IOMMU_API=y > CONFIG_IOMMU_SUPPORT=y > CONFIG_IOMMU_IOVA=y > CONFIG_AMD_IOMMU=y > CONFIG_AMD_IOMMU_V2=m > Chipset is 990FX, and AFAICT the V2 is for the APU (bdver3 and 4 vintage). > >

Re: [gentoo-user] world rebuild with gcc-6.3.0 - not completely there yet

2017-05-09 Thread Alan Grimes
I've been running some number theory on my CPU 24/7 for the last month... It's a good burn-in because it uses all my cpu and all my ram. =P The run will complete a month from now, I hope... Kinda stoked about gcc 6.x coming, really looking forward to rebuilding my system, hope things go well by

Re: [gentoo-user] GCC 5.4.0

2017-04-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Dale wrote: > Dale wrote: > > This is something I have noticed that changed since the gcc upgrade. > One, Firefox seems to use less memory. It's not a whole lot less but it > is less for sure. It also uses a lot less CPU power. Used to if I had > two or three Firefox profiles running, I could

Re: [gentoo-user] New AMD hardware. [Was: Nvidia Drivers. =(]

2017-04-10 Thread Alan Grimes
anything else is attempted with the system. Alan Mackenzie wrote: > >> He [Alan Grimes] has new hardware (Ryzen) that needs 4.10 for proper support. > I too have new hardware (An Asus Prime X370-PRO MB with a Ryzen 1700X > processor), indeed so new that my first attempt to boot a minima

Re: [gentoo-user] Nvidia Drivers. =(

2017-04-05 Thread Alan Grimes
g ...Done applying user patches" > > > Il mer 5 apr 2017, 17:40 Alan Grimes <alonz...@verizon.net > <mailto:alonz...@verizon.net>> ha scritto: > > Looks like a good patch but can you link to instructions for applying > this patch? > > > Fabio

Re: [gentoo-user] Nvidia Drivers. =(

2017-04-05 Thread Alan Grimes
Looks like a good patch but can you link to instructions for applying this patch? Fabio Scaccabarozzi wrote: > > Hi Alan, > > That is expected with 4.10 kernels. > You can grab a patch from my /etc/portage repository: >

[gentoo-user] Nvidia Drivers. =(

2017-04-05 Thread Alan Grimes
I'm still running on my old kernel as I re-build my system, Nvidia drivers just barfed ### tortoise src # ls -l total 12 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Apr 5 09:50 linux -> linux-4.10.8/ drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 4096 Apr 5 10:01 linux-4.10.8 drwxrwxr-x 25 root root 4096 Apr

[gentoo-user] Ryzen initial results.

2017-04-04 Thread Alan Grimes
I installed my Ryzen system today, using a mATX b350 mobo. My existing kernel mostly works, .00] Linux version 4.6.7 (root@tortoise) (gcc version 5.4.0 (Gentoo 5.4.0-r3 p1.3, pie-0.6.5) ) #6 SMP Tue Apr 4 22:34:38 EDT 2017 0.00] Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.6.7 root=/dev/sda3 ro

Re: [gentoo-user] WARNING: Crucial MX300 drives SUUUUUCK!!!!

2017-02-14 Thread Alan Grimes
All this raises an interesting question: How much effort is it reasonable to expect a user to undertake just to use one of these drives? I mean it's going to be very tough to argue that it should require more than "plug in -> add partitions > boogie" I mean half of what I'm hearing about how to

[gentoo-user] WARNING: Crucial MX300 drives SUUUUUCK!!!!

2017-02-12 Thread Alan Grimes
Dear god, I think I have come in contact with one of the suckiest things in the universe! I mean first there are supermassive black holes... OK... Then there's Crucial MX300 SSDs, and in a distant third there's Justin Beiber. I mean the absolute suckyness of MX300 SSDs defy human comprehension.

[gentoo-user] UEFI is teh SNAFU!

2017-01-30 Thread Alan Grimes
I had to reboot my system again due to video driver update. I had set up a new build of my kernel in a UEFI partition. The BIOS/firmware seemed to be happy with the location. The machine stops stone cold dead the instant the firmware tries to transfer control to the new kernel. I found a switch

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: TO THE N'TH POWER!

2017-01-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Mick wrote: > - You have run the efibootmgr command with the right syntax, options and > parameters and have run it a second time as 'efibootmgr -v' to verify its > output shows correctly the path to your gentoo kernel image. Can't do this step because of chicken and egg conflict. -- Strange

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: TO THE N'TH POWER!

2017-01-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Mick wrote: > On Saturday 28 Jan 2017 20:24:34 Alan Grimes wrote: Dudes, sorry, I obviously have a crossed-neuron in my brain and can't remember MFT versus GPT because they are so conceptually similar, Give it a rest. Please don't waste more than a single line correcting me. =( I'll be fi

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: TO THE N'TH POWER!

2017-01-28 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Sat, 28 Jan 2017 12:11:28 -0500, Alan Grimes wrote: > > It appears to be a 2-stage boot process: > > BIOS boot -> Binary of GRUB bootstrap loader. > You don't have a BIOS with a UEFI system. We were discussing BIOS boot on a MFT partition scheme, wh

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: TO THE N'TH POWER!

2017-01-28 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:41:44 -0500, Alan Grimes wrote: > >> Device Start End Sectors Size Type >> /dev/sdc12048264191262144 128M EFI System >> /dev/sdc2 526336 537233407 536707072 255.9G Linux filesystem >> /dev/sd

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: TO THE N'TH POWER!

2017-01-27 Thread Alan Grimes
Alan Grimes wrote: [] Had another learning experience with respect to how GPT disks work., system is buttoned up and operating in GPT mode. In old systems, the boot sectors and bootstrap loaders were kinda consigned to a digital pergatory on the drive, now you just have to give it its own 1mb

[gentoo-user] SNAFU: TO THE N'TH POWER!

2017-01-27 Thread Alan Grimes
To make a boot disk in DOS you have two options. Format /s x: and Sys x: Once this is done, the new disk will boot perfectly [period] . So what I did was I deleted my botched UEFI partition, and created two new partitions, each of half-size. I mark ... well.: #33

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: The plot thickens!

2017-01-26 Thread Alan Grimes
Bill Kenworthy wrote: > On 27/01/17 08:33, Alan Grimes wrote: >> Neil Bothwick wrote: >>> On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:07:03 -0500, Alan Grimes wrote: >>> >>>> 4. Create MFT partition table. >>> MFT? Isn't that something to do with NTFS? You need a GPT p

Re: [gentoo-user] SNAFU: The plot thickens!

2017-01-26 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:07:03 -0500, Alan Grimes wrote: > >> 4. Create MFT partition table. > MFT? Isn't that something to do with NTFS? You need a GPT partition table > if you want to boot with UEFI. > yeah, my bad memory, it was MFT, as offered by

[gentoo-user] SNAFU: The plot thickens!

2017-01-26 Thread Alan Grimes
My ordeal with grub continues. I tried the bleeding edge GRUB, no change in behavior. I realized that I had an additional source of information that I had been neglecting. The boot fixer thumb drive I had in the back of the mascheen was booting UEFI into a crappy bloating debian-ish thingy.

[gentoo-user] Bootloaders: SILENT CRISIS!!!

2017-01-26 Thread Alan Grimes
I looked for more information on GRUB form upstream but, on first impression, it's been an abandoned project since 2012... Apparently some users have posted patches to things like the invalid sector size problem but the project has been deaf to these problems and has done nothing whatsoever. =( I

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: snafu: the update

2017-01-26 Thread Alan Grimes
Nikos Chantziaras wrote: >> Yeah, I've been using that directory for many many long years, I ended >> up removing the grub directory completely and re-installing, it's much >> cleaner now. > > You have done it wrong, actually :-P > > You are mounting the EFI partition as /boot. You should be

Re: [gentoo-user] snafu: the update

2017-01-25 Thread Alan Grimes
Tom H wrote: > On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 1:05 PM, Alan Grimes <alonz...@verizon.net> wrote: >> The linux kernel stalls stone cold dead in either direct from firmware >> or pass through grub mode. > AFAIK, when you load the kernel directly from the EFI firmware, it has >

[gentoo-user] snafu: the update

2017-01-25 Thread Alan Grimes
I re-installed grub and now it boots through the grub menu to the point of handing off to the linux kernel. The linux kernel stalls stone cold dead in either direct from firmware or pass through grub mode. So I think Grub is 97.6% exonerated at this point. This is my standard kernel.org pure

[gentoo-user] SNAFU!!!! Boot drive modernization.

2017-01-25 Thread Alan Grimes
After 7 long years, the peace of mind feature on my Velociraptor HD had finally given up the ghost. So I get a new SSD, that's slightly smaller but still a large multiple of what I actually need the drive for. =P To be fully trendy (and finally wanting to put the 1980's to bed) I try to set up

Re: [gentoo-user] kernel 4.9.0 + nvidia problem

2016-12-27 Thread Alan Grimes
Philip Webb wrote: > I successfully configured, compiled & installed Kernel 4.9.0 (testing) > & compiled Nvidia 375.26 (testing) to match ; > there was a problem trying to use 4.9.0 with 361.28 (below). > After reboot, X started, but with a primitive display (overlarge chars etc). > I tried it

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: should everything compile?

2016-12-27 Thread Alan Grimes
Holger Hoffstätte wrote: > ..indicates a mismatch in C++11 ABI which changed in gcc5. What happens is > that one the > dependencies of openimageio was built against the old C++11 std::string ABI > (hence the > link errors), and needs to be rebuilt. It looks to be "Imf" aka libIlmImf, > whatever

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Well, I went about updating my system again. (day 6)

2016-12-08 Thread Alan Grimes
Kevin Monceaux wrote: > Shutting down X11 doesn't appear to be equivalent to a reboot on my > desktop. > If I shut down X11, my uptime still keeps accumulating. > > I'm way overdue for a reboot to switch to a newer kernel. It's been 83 days > since my last reboot. I've built a couple of new

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Well, I went about updating my system again. (day 6)

2016-12-07 Thread Alan Grimes
Mick wrote: > 2. If problems show up, forget the script and use 'emerge -avuND world' as > Mr. > McKinnon suggested. In most cases this will resolve any conflicts on its > own. > You could add '--backtrack=90' if there are unresolved conflicts to get > portage > to try harder. =\ I do

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Well, I went about updating my system again. (day 6)

2016-12-07 Thread Alan Grimes
Grant Edwards wrote: > On 2016-12-07, Alan McKinnon wrote: > >> Your problem is that the box seems to have not been updated in a >> long while. That is always tricky. > That's putting it mildly. Gentoo works far, far better if you update > frequently. On most systems I

Re: [gentoo-user] Well, I went about updating my system again. (day 6)

2016-12-07 Thread Alan Grimes
Alan McKinnon wrote: > So why are you running it? Do I really need to answer that? I want my system upgraded and the gentle approach isn't working -> try the rough approach. I think a significant issue is that I have a number of dead and missing packages: Here's the revdep rebuild list, I

Re: [gentoo-user] Well, I went about updating my system again. (day 6)

2016-12-07 Thread Alan Grimes
Alan McKinnon wrote: > On 07/12/2016 15:03, Alan Grimes wrote: >> Certainly there are groups of packages in the 439 that could be updated >> without triggering these conflicts but then doing that automatically >> wouldn't waste enough of the user's time... >> >>

[gentoo-user] Well, I went about updating my system again. (day 6)

2016-12-07 Thread Alan Grimes
I have a user consuming most of my CPU time so that's part of the reason why it's slow... My current misery factory is 439... I didn't even get it to update BASH until day 4... The thing seems to have a problem with the --deep flag these days, omitting deep seems to evade a number of the

[gentoo-user] Me, and how to troll LIKE A BOSS.

2016-06-25 Thread Alan Grimes
Hello, Let me introduce myself again. I'm 38. I have no job, I have not had a job in 4 years. I can't get a job because I have not had job in 4 years. Literally, nobody will hire me. My computer is six years old. All I want it to do is just keep working the way it did last week. My health

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-31 Thread Alan Grimes
>Sadly, your acid_demeanor precludes you from such opportunities. So if you change your mind and want to take a professional approach to palidromes, you >might just establish some new friendships. Think things over a bit and let me know should you want to access more aggressive resources. YES, you

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-31 Thread Alan Grimes
J. Roeleveld wrote: > On Monday, May 30, 2016 08:57:01 PM Alan Grimes wrote: >> Gregory Woodbury wrote: >>> What the...? >>> Do you have every package there is installed? The worst updates I >>> have seen >>> are only 40-50 packages. 403 bein

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-30 Thread Alan Grimes
Gregory Woodbury wrote: > What the...? > Do you have every package there is installed? The worst updates I > have seen > are only 40-50 packages. 403 being 25% implies around 1600 - 1700 > packages. > Actually that seems about right, but why are you getting that many > updates? You > may have

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-30 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > Have you read the emerge and portage man pages anytime in the last five > years? I tried to extract useful information from the emerge manpage a few days ago but it contained no useful information, manpages are written in moonspeak anyway. I thought portage was just the

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-30 Thread Alan Grimes
Dale wrote: > Do you really want a answer to that? Seriously? You asked so I guess > you do. Here it is. Yes! lol The way you do things, and continue to > do things, even after having several VERY experienced users tell you > that the way you are doing things is wrong pretty much says it

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Sat, 28 May 2016 20:48:37 -0700, Daniel Frey wrote: > >>> Furthermore, the current portage doesn't require the revdep-rebuild >>> step because >>> of the @preserved-rebuild set creation. >> I beg to differ, portage still misses stuff more often than you think. I >>

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: [OT] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-29 Thread Alan Grimes
Gregory Woodbury wrote: > > > On Sat, May 28, 2016 at 4:53 PM, Neil Bothwick > wrote: > > On Sat, 28 May 2016 21:54:09 +0200, Volker Armin Hemmann wrote: > > > thanks a lot. My eyes are bleeding. > > Serves you right for being daft

[gentoo-user] How to be a penguin.

2016-05-28 Thread Alan Grimes
1. Fuck shit up royally. 2. Waddle around squawking about how everything works perfectly for you and that it's the user's fault. It's getting to the point that I can't remember a time when running emerge has not been a week-long ordeal. I feel that my jackhammer script has been deliberately

Re: [gentoo-user] Emerge

2016-04-16 Thread Alan Grimes
Volker Armin Hemmann wrote: > you do stupid things and then complain that the system does not work. > > Why don't you stop doing stupid things? > > That said, C 1.0 blocks A 1.0 but updating to C 2.0 would solve it, does > happen, even if you do not act retarded, BUT those instances are usually >

Re: [gentoo-user] Emerge

2016-04-16 Thread Alan Grimes
Dale wrote: > Basically, take the advice from some people who have been doing this > for years or continue along the path that you have proven doesn't work. I've got more years on gentoo that most of you. Indeed, my home directory probably has detritus in it dating back to 2004. I only joined

Re: [gentoo-user] Emerge

2016-04-16 Thread Alan Grimes
Mick wrote: > Hello Mr Grimes, > > I see you still have trouble dealing with your rage issues. > > I recommend you seek professional help about that. > Nah! Let the man vent. Gentoo is a particularly effective (meta)distro for > this purpose too. It will invariably do *exactly* what you

[gentoo-user] why emerge sucks nuts:

2016-04-15 Thread Alan Grimes
update list: B 2.0 (1.0) (pulled in by A.) A 2.0 (1.0) C 2.0 (1.0) You would think it would just start compiling A and C. NOOO Emerge errors out with this: "fuck you user, C 1.0 won't work B 2.0" I'm like I'M ALREADY UPDATING C TOO, YOU STOOPID STACK OF SHIT!!! Now I'm

[gentoo-user] Emerge

2016-04-15 Thread Alan Grimes
Emerge won't update a single goddammned package on my system. My number theory code finished a segment of work, (after a month), and it's time to reboot the system to propagate updates to nvidia drivers and such, uptime = 81 days. I thought the hell emerge put me through last time would cover

Re: [gentoo-user] to anyone and everyone

2016-04-09 Thread Alan Grimes
R0b0t1 wrote: > > Did you give it a dummy load when you scoped it? > Running the Unigine valley demo on modest settings. -- IQ is a measure of how stupid you feel. Powers are not rights.

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Keyboard is dead after emerge-update

2016-03-22 Thread Alan Grimes
Grant Edwards wrote: > Except X failing to load and falling back toa console never seems to > the failure mode I'd run into. It's more like X starts up and the > keyboard and mouse don't work, so I've got to go dig out my laptop > (which was hopefully not left at the office) boot it up and then

Re: [gentoo-user] Keyboard is dead after emerge-update

2016-03-22 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > No one in their right mind would continue to use an OS that is clearly so > unsuitable for their needs that they don't even trust it to start up > properly... whatever their IQ. Why didn't I think of that!!! I'll run out to the store and select a completely different

Re: [gentoo-user] Akregator.

2016-03-22 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: >> =kde-base/baloo-1.0 > Then you haven't done much manual reading in the last ten years. It's not like it's holy scripture that I just read periodically just 'cuz. > >> or something, which I think it had to be at one point in time. or >> something to target the kde4

Re: [gentoo-user] Akregator.

2016-03-22 Thread Alan Grimes
Peter Humphrey wrote: > Read the manual. > ...and get rid of all those excruciating scripts of yours and start doing > things manually and sanely, one step at a time. Repeat the following three times daily: The purpose of a computer is to save me time and effort. -- IQ is a measure of how

Re: [gentoo-user] Keyboard is dead after emerge-update

2016-03-21 Thread Alan Grimes
Anyone who boots directly to X'doze without first going through a safe console login is a raging mad lunatic who needs his head examined. This is linux we are talking about. It's crap. It always has been crap, and it always will be crap. Never ever ever trust it. I leave my computer on

Re: [gentoo-user] Akregator.

2016-03-21 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Sun, 20 Mar 2016 18:16:36 -0400, Alan Grimes wrote: > >> my package.use -fu is minimal. =\ > I thought you'd been using Gentoo for ten years? > >> What is the exact line I need to add to the pile of hacks, and >> workarounds in that file

Re: [gentoo-user] Akregator.

2016-03-20 Thread Alan Grimes
Neil Bothwick wrote: > On Sun, 20 Mar 2016 11:31:18 -0400, Alan Grimes wrote: > >> [blocks B ] kde-base/baloo:4[-minimal(-)] >> ("kde-base/baloo:4[-minimal(-)]" is blocking >> kde-frameworks/baloo-5.19.0) > This is quite common when running KDE4 apps unde

[gentoo-user] Akregator.

2016-03-20 Thread Alan Grimes
It seems that akregator fell off the upgrade bus a while ago and now it seems I've missed my chance to update it! =0 Akregator is a high priority package for me, it is one of the first things I run whenever I start x'doze. tortoise kde-apps # emerge --search akregator [ Results for search key

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: The war continues.

2016-03-19 Thread Alan Grimes
Philip Webb wrote: > So that needs rephrasing : "Why is AG using KDE 5 ? " (smile). > Everything works for me using Fluxbox + some KDE 4 apps. The last good version of KDE was 3.5.x... then the flood came... (Qt 4) and all the developer started having Ideas about things that could go into the

Re: [gentoo-user] The war continues.

2016-03-19 Thread Alan Grimes
Then you should understand the need for detailed error reports and reading the output from the various commands. I always set verbosity to very high or max... Back in the good old days there was this OS called DOS. All of it's commands told you what they were and what they were doing by

Re: [gentoo-user] Confessional: how I generally use emerge.

2016-03-19 Thread Alan Grimes
> What have you set PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET to? It *must* be one of: * python2_7 * python3_4 Alec I had it on 3_4 but that's giving me: tortoise ~ # ./pretendupdate These are the packages that would be merged, in order: Calculating dependencies... done! !!! Multiple package instances

[gentoo-user] The war continues.

2016-03-19 Thread Alan Grimes
My effort to update my syestem continues unabated. =\ One problem is that every time revdep-rebuild is run, it always rebuilds all of libreoffice, an 8-hour build. WTF, seriously, WTF? I made the mistake of syncing portage again and was thrown back into useflag hell: I tried to fix it by

[gentoo-user] Confessional: how I generally use emerge.

2016-03-18 Thread Alan Grimes
I use two scripts for all emerge use, the goal is to run one command and then walk away: Standard general update script: ### tortoise ~ # cat sysupdate #they must have moved or removed the logs, might have to track them down again... #rm /var/log/emerge* # cache /usr/portage

Re: [gentoo-user] Confessional: how I generally use emerge.

2016-03-18 Thread Alan Grimes
The dependency graph that seems to be murdering me right now seems to be: kde -> wayland -> gles2 -> egl -> # .. [ebuild N ] kde-plasma/plasma-meta-5.5.5:5::gentoo USE="display-manager gtk pam pulseaudio sddm sdk wallpapers -bluetooth

Re: [gentoo-user] Emerge is teh FAIL ! ! ! ! !

2016-03-14 Thread Alan Grimes
s you did not post the actual error or log. At least the > snipped you posted does not make any sense. > > 2016-03-14 16:12 GMT+01:00 Alan Grimes <alonz...@verizon.net > <mailto:alonz...@verizon.net>>: > > In order to press ahead, I had to drop ktorrent and

[gentoo-user] Emerge is teh FAIL ! ! ! ! !

2016-03-14 Thread Alan Grimes
In order to press ahead, I had to drop ktorrent and digikam, both packages that I consider high priority. =\ I thought that would finally get me going... Oh what a fool I was... # >>> Running pre-merge checks for kde-plasma/plasma-workspace-5.5.5-r2 >>> Running pre-merge

[gentoo-user] dealing with distfiles bloat?

2016-03-06 Thread Alan Grimes
I can't really read the stupid unformatted du output but it looks like I have 30 gb of bloat in some 3,600 files in my distfiles directory. is there any sane way to prune out some of the older versions, I am in no mood to spend all day hand-pruning these and the nuclear option is not too friendly

[gentoo-user] now in blocked packages hell. =\

2016-03-06 Thread Alan Grimes
I guess I deserve congratulations for graduating from useflag hell. Now I'm in blocked packages hell. I tried to cure it by uninstalling things but now I've hit two packages that I consider to be high-priority... though I've started using a windows 7 machine to access my cannon camera.

Re: [gentoo-user] useflag hell.

2016-02-28 Thread Alan Grimes
Alan McKinnon wrote: > On a plasma system like you have this will probably cause similar issues > for other packages, so you must iteratively solve those as well till no > more inconsistencies remain. I have a fvwm system. KDE has been the suck since 3.5.x because qt turned to crap with 4.0. --

[gentoo-user] useflag hell.

2016-02-28 Thread Alan Grimes
I've been running number theory code for a few weeks, so haven't been updating my machine too often... I for the last day or so I'm in a run my "pretendupdate" script, look at the results, decide whether to run ufed or bleep with package.use run the pretendupdate script again, do something

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: eselect OpenCL is wrong.

2016-01-07 Thread Alan Grimes
Nikos Chantziaras wrote: > On 06/01/16 18:32, Alan Grimes wrote: >> Wrong, I say, WRONG! >> [...] >> The game Planet Explorers (available on Steam) demonstrates how this >> should be used. You are given a menu at the start of the game that lists >> the avai

[gentoo-user] eselect OpenCL is wrong.

2016-01-06 Thread Alan Grimes
Wrong, I say, WRONG! OpenCl is not OpenGL. It is more of a framework than an API. A high end machine may have a number of different OpenCL hosts, the cpu, vector cores built into the cpu as in the AMD APU line and intel's lame knockoff thereof. =P There is also OpenCL support in GPUs,

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